1. Gavin taught us about cycling training on rollers for winter months – cyclists are incredibly impressive.
2. EVERYONE IS GETTING SICK. NO THANKS, HUMAN RHINOVIRUS (thanks to (thanks to Jean-Yves Sgro for the image)
I am sitting alongside 59 other people right now in the Facebook Canada offices. It's midnight on a Friday night. There's enough red bull here to last 'til morning - which is important since the plan is to ship at 6am.
I’ve been trying my best to embody lean for as long as it’s been around, but tonight I am learning the importance of a few things…
Twelve hours, a cause, and a commitment to “impact”… these are what keep you in check. If you want to ship, this is how you do it.
There’s nothing quite like a well-planned conference – you walk away feeling full of ideas and wholly invigorated. Some of us made our way over to the RGD’s annual Design Thinkers conference and walked away with a pretty potent dose of inspiration to carry over into our projects.
Part of the inspiration comes from the exposure to ideas, but a great deal of it has to do with storytelling – it was mostly anecdotes about our favourite design thinkers that made it into Show & Tell.
This past Show & Tell, our family was fresh off hosting the Worldwide Instagram Meetup, Toronto - which was a success despite the rainy gloom that had settled on Toronto streets.
The community that grows around applications like Instagram is nothing short of fascinating – it brings together a group of people based on a piece of technology that facilitates collaboration across both work and play.
Any successful team that I have worked with has had one thing in common; they can play as passionately as they can work. There’s a fine art to it – navigating the plains of office dynamics demands a breed of sensitivity to the working habits, deadlines, personalities and affinities of fellow team members.
But born from this understanding of the other gears in the machine is a kind of synchronized waltz that forms the backbone of efficient workflow.